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Best Places at Home to Hang a Wall Clock

There's no simpler way to spice up a bare wall than with a decorative wall clock! Unique wall clocks can do more than just telling the time. They bring personality to the space, serve as an interesting focal point, and make a house feel more like a home. So, where should you hang yours?

Most people don't pay attention to the placement of their wall clocks at all. They just hang their clocks wherever an empty wall presents itself. However, certain wall clock spots are guaranteed to not only enhance your interior design but also bring about good energy. As a matter of fact, a correctly positioned wall clock can positively affect the atmosphere and ambiance of your home!

Here, we've rounded up a handful of insightful tips to help you find the ideal location for your new favorite statement piece!

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Different clock sizes for different spaces

Although wall clocks are a great addition to any space, that doesn't mean that all clocks are meant for the same room. This may not seem like a big deal to some but, if you want a well-designed space, it's always a good idea to get a clock that's appropriate for its location. For instance, an oversized wall clock would look completely out of place in a small kitchen. It is therefore important to choose a wall clock according to the room's function and size.

Large ornate clocks are great for adding character to bigger rooms and open spaces, such as the living area. On the other hand, a small clock would fit best in a smaller room like the kitchen or bathroom. If you're planning on adding a wall clock in your dining room or bedroom, a medium-sized one will do as it serves as the perfect balance between subtle and statement-making.

Wall clocks in the living room

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Now that you know which clock size is for which room, it's time to choose the exact spot where you'll hang it.

Living rooms are one of the most frequently used rooms in the house so it definitely makes sense to add a wall clock in there. A clock in the family room will help you keep track of time as you relax, watch TV, or entertain your guests without needing to pull out your phone.

Want your wall clock to be viewable from anywhere in the room? If yes, you could hang your oversized wall clock above your couch. This position may not be useful for some since you'll have your back against the clock when sitting on the couch but, it certainly increases visual appeal in the living room. If hanging a wall clock over the couch is not for you, consider positioning yours above a shelf or console table for a visually appealing nook.

Alternatively, if you happen to have a fireplace in your living room, you can place your timepiece above the mantel. What better way to create an attractive centerpiece than by decorating your fireplace with an eye-catching wall clock?

Wall clocks in the kitchen

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With a wall clock in the kitchen, you can forget about washing and wiping your hands each time you want to check the time on your phone when cooking. Moreover, a wall clock allows you to easily keep an eye on the time as you make breakfast, get ready for work, and send the kids off to school.

If you want your kitchen wall clock to be visible from all around space, display it above your kitchen countertops. It doesn't matter whether the clock is centered on the wall or not, as long as you can glance at the time with ease.

Wall clocks in the bedroom

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A lot of people avoid hanging wall clocks in the bedroom for many reasons, but mainly because of the irritating tick that comes with these devices. Some people can't sleep whatsoever with the constant ticking sound, and if you're one of them, don't give up on wall clocks just yet! Just like the living room and kitchen, your bedroom deserves a stylish timepiece as well. Plus, it's always handy to have a clock in your bedroom so that you can start and finish your routines on time.

When picking a wall clock for your bedroom, make sure the ticking is not too loud, or go for one that comes with a quiet sweep movement. The silent, the better!

In terms of placements in the bedroom, an obvious spot like over the bed is a great choice. Besides, a wall clock can instantly jazz up a rather boring bedroom wall.

Essential aspects to consider when hanging a clock

Hang your wall clock too high or too low and you'll end up constantly straining your neck from looking up or down. For this reason, you shouldn't disregard the height at which you hang your wall clock. You can't just place it at any random height if you want a clock that's practical and comfortable to look at. Generally, the ideal height is around eye level, or sometimes higher, depending on the clock's size and pendulum.

Another important aspect to think about is proportionality. You wouldn't want your new wall addition to feel too overpowering unless that's what you're going for. Well-proportioned furniture and decors are key to a layout that's inviting to the eye. So, you'll need to ensure that the size of the clock is cohesive with its surroundings.

On a final note, remember to be mindful of your wall arrangement. As a general rule of thumb, a small clock can be placed among other wall decors to create a captivating arrangement whereas a larger clock looks best as a dominant decor piece on a blank wall.

With these tips and wall clock locations in mind, you'll have a fabulous wall display in no time!

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